Visit the Luderitz Region just to see its famous wild horses of the Namib and treat yourself to special accommodation with some of our package deals on chosen safaris to Namibia. Roaming the sparsely vegetated plains of the desert in small groups, these magnificent creatures come to drink from the trough at Garub, some 20 km west of Aus, in Namibia.
Check out the Voyage2Africa rates, pictures and deals for all of Luderitz accommodation establishments and book online. A wonderful town as your base for your wildlife safari in this vast dramatic country.
Head straight to the deserted diamond settlement of Kolmanskop in the dynamic dunes. Take a morning tour around the Ghost Town – seeing the popular ancient bowling alley. Rising from the sands in 1908 in a diamond rush, it is now sinking back into constantly moving sands.
You may find Mineral Gypsum roses lying on the beach – beautiful, perfectly formed crystal rose-shaped structures are naturally created mainly from the mineral gypsum.
Plan a Namibia tour and safari with Voyage2Africa, the African travel experts, and enjoy signature experiences to premier wildlife destinations south of the equator. We bring you thrilling adventures in the quaint town of Luderitz and the spaces beyond it. Choose a modern hotel with luxury facilities and get ready to explore more of Namibia soon. We offer you some of the best accommodation and special packages in Luderitz to expand your holiday in true African style.
Spend time in Luderitz, a quaint Namibian town with a very good harbour, on the wild west coast. Founded in 1883, it started off as a trading post and has barely changed at all, hence its appeal. Fishing and Guano harvesting were the main industries here until diamonds were discovered in 1909 – and suddenly Luderitz grew.
It’s a port that developed near Shark Island and is today best known for its colonial architecture, including some Art Nouveau work, and for its awesome wildlife including penguins, flamingos and ostriches. Visit the Luderitz museum in a town named after Adolf Lüderitz, founder of the German South West Africa colony.
Visit the new waterfront area where tourism provides some of the main income for the town. Take trips to Diaz Point and GrusseBucht to see the original cross planted by Bartholomew Diaz. Enjoy a Sedina boat cruise to see dolphins and seals or head to Shark Island where Luderitz campsite can be found – originally a ghastly concentration camp. Lüderitz bay was first known by Bartolomeu Dias in 1487 who then named it Angra Pequena (Small Bay).
In the early 19th century, Ludertiz became a vibrant trading post thanks to the industries of whaling, seal hunting, fishing and guano harvesting. Birdlife International sees this coastline as one of the Important Bird Areas (IBAs) for important coastal seabird breeding. In addition, you can spot whales, dolphins, and other amazing creatures in the bays.
Take your family on a fascinating holiday to a captivating port city in Namibia with plenty to do while you rest between tours and safaris. It oozes history, good beer, excellent cosmopolitan foods and incredible German architecture. A few days in Luderitz are well-spent, educational and active too – quite a thrill for families and friends who want to head north to the Namibian West Coast!
Choose modern city hotels or cosy guest houses with large gardens. Kids will feel in awe of this urban environment and want to run free in some of the beautiful parks and public spaces so take them on all the offered outings. We recommend taking a drive to see the wild horses in the desert, the ghost town of Kolmanskop and the amazing birds, seals and penguins all along the coast. Whales and dolphins too!
Book tours to well-known landmarks and outdoor activities outside of Luderitz or take a drive on your own and simply picnic somewhere beautiful. Luderitz is where one whaling took place but is now a renowned birding hotspot. Most Swakopmund hotels, lodges and villas feature swimming pools so treat your family to this life-changing stop-over retreat before you head off again on safari to see more of dramatic Namibia.